Roberta Flack Gold Disc
Roberta Flack's Riaa Gold disc for her best known single" The first Time Ever I Saw Your Face". This was the gold disc awarded to Atlantic Record for the recording from 1972.Her Atlantic recordings did not sell well initially, until actor/director Clint Eastwood chose a song from the "First Take", album "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" written by Ewan MacColl, for the sound track of his directorial debut Play Misty for Me.
It became the biggest hit of the year for 1972 – spending six consecutive weeks at number 1 and earning her a million-selling Gold disc. It finished the year as Billboard's top song of 1972. The First Take album also went to #1 and eventually sold 1.9 million copies in the United States. It was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1973. Clint Eastwood paid $2000 for the use of the song in the film and has remained friends since then.
Roberta Flack Bibliography
Roberta Cleopatra Flack was born February 10, 1937 and is an American singer. She is best known for her #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song," "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with Donny Hathaway.She is the only solo artist to win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year on two consecutive years: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" won at the 1973 Grammys as did "Killing Me Softly with His Song" at the 1974 Grammys.
This is a rare and collectable piece of music history. The actual gold disc awarded to Atlantic records for her first hit single "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
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Dimensions; 43cm H x 35cm W x 2cm D